Girl Was Born Deaf, Her Life Changed Forever

Fourteen-year-old Maggie Gleason is a survivor.

Born with a host of chronic conditions which included weakened lungs, kidneys, a heart condition and cleft palette, she has—despite the odds—thrived.

Maggie was born deaf with auditory nerve damage in both ears. Still, her family has always dreamed that one day she might hear.

Now with a technological breakthrough that dream has become a reality thanks to hearing specialists in Cleveland, Ohio. After waiting eleven years for the experimental surgery to be approved, Maggie underwent a ten-hour procedure to hear again.

The result? Watch the video to see Maggie’s face when for the first time in her life she hears her father’s voice.

Today, Maggie is taking speech therapy to learn how to talk. Truly inspiring what technology can do!